Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002

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Duties of lifeline utilities

60 Duties of lifeline utilities

Every lifeline utility must—


ensure that it is able to function to the fullest possible extent, even though this may be at a reduced level, during and after an emergency:


make available to the Director in writing, on request, its plan for functioning during and after an emergency:


participate in the development of the national civil defence emergency management strategy and civil defence emergency management plans:


provide, free of charge, any technical advice to any Civil Defence Emergency Management Group or the Director that may be reasonably required by that Group or the Director:


ensure that any information that is disclosed to the lifeline utility is used by the lifeline utility, or disclosed to another person, only for the purposes of this Act.